Our board is made up of people who have been carefully selected to balance deep ecommerce and technology expertise, with an entrepreneurial mindset and public company experience.

Kate Swann

Chair +

Kate Swann

Chair

Kate joined the Group as Chair in August 2019 and was appointed to the Board in January 2021. She is also the Chair of the Nomination Committee.

Background and experience
Kate has more than 30 years of experience leading businesses, having held many senior positions throughout her career. She was Chair of Secret Escapes from 2019 to 2021 and was previously Chancellor of the University of Bradford.

She has extensive listed company experience, having served as the Chief Executive Officer of SSP Group from 2013 to 2019 and of WH Smith from 2003 to 2013. Prior to this, Kate held roles as Managing Director of Homebase and of Argos.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Science with honours in Business Management from the University of Bradford and, in 2007, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bradford.

Current external appointments
Listed appointments: Chair of Beijer Ref.

Other appointments: Chair of IVC Evidensia and Chair of Parques Reunidos.

Nickyl Raithatha

Chief Executive Officer +

Nickyl Raithatha

Chief Executive Officer

Nickyl is the Chief Executive Officer of the Group, having held the role since June 2018. Nickyl was appointed to the Board at incorporation on 23 December 2020.

Background and experience
Nickyl has significant e-commerce leadership experience, having founded Finery, an online British womenswear brand in 2014 and holding the role of Chief Executive Officer until 2017. Nickyl served as the Chief Executive Officer of the e-commerce business, Rocket Internet, a company that incubates and invests in internet and technology companies globally, from 2012 to 2014.

Nickyl spent the early part of his career in financial services, where he was Vice President at Goldman Sachs until 2010 and then worked at Arrowgrass Capital Partners until 2012, leading research and investments into global technology, media and telecoms companies.

Nickyl holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University.

Current external appointments
Listed appointments: None.

Other appointments: None.

Andy MacKinnon

Chief Financial Officer +

Andy MacKinnon

Chief Financial Officer

Andy is the Chief Financial Officer of the Group, having held the role since January 2019. Andy was appointed to the Board at incorporation on 23 December 2020.

Background and experience
Andy has extensive operational and financial leadership experience in e-commerce, having previously held roles as Chief Financial Officer of Wowcher, an online consumer business, from 2015 to 2018 and as Chief Financial Officer of The LateRooms Group, an online travel agency, from 2012 until 2015. Prior to that, he worked at Shop Direct Group (now The Very Group).

Andy spent his early career working in corporate finance with professional service firm Deloitte and at HSBC’s investment banking division.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science with honours in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester and has, since 2009, been a Fellow of the ICAEW, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1999.

Current external appointments
Listed appointments: None.

Other appointments: None.

David Keens

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director +

David Keens

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

David joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in January 2021. David is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Background and experience
David brings a breadth of experience in online, consumer facing businesses, together with core skills in finance. He was Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of J Sainsbury from 2015 until July 2021. He was formerly Group Finance Director of NEXT from 1991 to 2015 and Group Treasurer from 1986 to 1991. Previous management experience also includes nine years in the United Kingdom and overseas operations of multinational food manufacturer Nabisco and, prior to that, seven years in the accountancy profession.

David is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Current external appointments
Listed appointments: Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Auto Trader Group.

Other appointments: None.

Susan Hooper

Independent Non-Executive Director +

Susan Hooper

Independent Non-Executive Director

Susan joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in January 2021. Susan is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee, the Designated Non-Executive Director for workforce engagement (“DNED”) and the Non-Executive Director responsible for oversight of ESG matters. She is also a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Background and experience

Susan has broad non-executive experience. She has a focus upon ESG and is a founding Director of Chapter Zero, which promotes corporate awareness of climate change.

Susan has previously been a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Affinity Water and a Non-Executive Director of Rank Group, Caresourcer, Wizz Air and the Department for Exiting the European Union. Prior to this, she was Managing Director of British Gas Residential Services and Chief Executive of Acromas Group’s travel division (including the brands Saga and the AA). She has also held senior roles at Royal Caribbean International, Avis Europe, PepsiCo International, McKinsey & Co and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Susan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in International Politics and Economics from the John Hopkins University.

Current external appointments

Listed appointments: Non-Executive Director of W.A.G. Payment Solutions

Other appointments: Chair of Tangle Teezer and Non-Executive Director of Uber Britannia. Director of Chapter Zero.

Niall Wass

Independent Non-Executive Director +

Niall Wass

Independent Non-Executive Director

Niall joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in January 2021. He is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Background and experience
Niall has deep experience in the online consumer business space both as an executive, investor and now as a Chair and NED. He is currently Chair of a number of growth stage tech businesses, as well as previously Chair of Glovo (sold to Delivery Hero), and Trouva (sold to Made). He was also previously a Partner at Atomico, a pan-European venture capital fund, leading consumer investments and remains an advisor there. In his executive career, Niall spent over 15 years as a CEO, COO and SVP in early-stage tech-enabled consumer businesses, such as Betfair (now listed as Flutter: LSE). His last executive role was as part of the Executive Team at Uber, leading the international business into 50 countries.

Current external appointments
Listed appointments: None.

Other appointments: Chair at Vay.io, World of Books Group and Jobandtalent. Non-Executive Director at Koru Kids.

Simon Davidson

Non-Executive Director +

Simon Davidson

Non-Executive Director

Simon has been a Director of the Group since 2016 and was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in January 2021. He serves as a Nominee Director, appointed under the terms of the Relationship Agreement with Exponent.

Background and experience
Simon Davidson is a Senior Partner at Exponent, where he invests in the consumer sector. In addition to leading Exponent’s investment into Moonpig in 2016, his other realised investments at Exponent include the Ambassador Theatre Group and Quorn Foods. Prior to joining Exponent in 2008, Simon worked at Apax Partners and OC&C Strategy Consultants.

Simon holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oriel College, Oxford.

Current external appointments
Listed appointments: None.

Other appointments: Senior Partner, Exponent. Non-Executive Director (in his capacity as a Partner of Exponent) in albelli-Photobox Group, Evergreen Garden Care, Gü, Vibrant Foods, Warp Snacks and Wowcher.

ShanMae Teo

Independent Non-Executive Director +

ShanMae Teo

Independent Non-Executive Director

ShanMae joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 27 June 2022. She is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Background and experience
ShanMae has extensive experience in driving growth with organic and M&A strategies through executive and investor roles. She is currently Chief Financial Officer at Climate Impact Partners. Prior to that, she was Chief Financial Officer at Third Bridge Group, a primary research provider and expert network and before that, she was Chief Financial Officer at the Ambassador Theatre Group.

She has over ten years of experience as a private equity and venture capital investor at Providence Equity Partners and M/C Venture Partners, focusing on consumer, media and technology sectors. Prior to that, she held roles in strategy consulting and investment banking at Bain & Company and Salomon Smith Barney. ShanMae holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Boston College and an MBA from INSEAD.

Current external appointments
Listed appointments: None.

Other appointments: Chief Financial Officer of Climate Impact Partners and Director of Opera Holland Park.